Organizations Promote the Creation of a Space for Sustained Dialogue With the IDB and Recognize the President’s Willingness To Articulate With Civil Society


On February 20, organizations from Latin America and the United States, members and allies of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development that monitor the work of the Inter-American Development Bank, addressed an open letter to the President of the IDB Group Ilan Goldfajn, requesting that the Bank create spaces for greater articulation with civil society, in order to improve the implementation of the Bank’s policies and projects and to guarantee respect for Human Rights and the protection of the environment.

The organizations appreciate that in his response, the President of the IDB agreed that civil society should have access to different spaces, such as the Annual Meetings. Moreover, the organizations  recognize that the President of the IDB has committed to working on issues like:

  • Climate change
  • Sustainable development
  • Transparency
  • Gender and Diversity
  • Human Rights

The President of the IDB has scheduled a meeting with delegates from the group of organizations to take place this week during the IDB Annual Meetings in Panama. The organizations welcome this opportunity for dialogue and predict that it will be fruitful in laying the foundations for greater collaboration and a sustained and effective exchange with civil society in the region.

Likewise, the organizations hope this is a first step towards ensuring the significant participation of representatives of organizations and communities in the next Annual Meetings of 2024.


Learn about the response of the President of the Inter-American Development Bank Ilan Goldfajn, to the letter addressed by civil society organizations (in Spanish):

2023 02 - Response letter


Learn about the response of the group of organizations that monitor the IDB addressed to the President of the Inter-American Development Bank Ilan Goldfajn (in Spanish):

Carta Respuesta Presidente BID (1)